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Bishopstrow - OPC Vacancy

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Bishopstrow - St. Aldhelm (St. Adeline) Bishopstrow - St. Aldhelm (St. Adeline)

Bishopstrow Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Edington - Norton Bavant - Sutton Veny - Warminster - Westbury



GenUKI - For information on Bishopstrow
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies 
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
University of Leicester's - Historical Trade Directories for Wiltshire


The Parish Church of St. Aldhelm or St. Adeline

Bishop of Salisbury's Memorial Fund 1870

Parish Register Transcripts


1660-1699           1700-1749           1750-1799           1800-1849           1850-1899





Please note that the Baptism. Marriage and Burial Files maybe incomplete.  The information has been compiled from a number of resources. 

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1686-1890
Marriages 1686-1992
Burials 1685-1990



Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Warminster Registration District


Buildings and Land

Appointment of Select Commissioners for Land and Assessed Taxes 1842


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1850-1899



Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Parish Strays


Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                Gamekeepers Certificates 1834


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables


Loss & Misfortune of Thomas King 1862

Associations, Clubs, Organisations, Societies and Sporting Events

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871       

Census Returns Transcripts


Coroners Bills

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder of manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval                Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818           Voters List 1832           Poll Book 1865            MP Nominations 2015


Julian Papjoy 1847


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653           


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse



Probate Index 1546-1871

Parishioners Wills

John Stokes Proved 1683


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy               War Graves Located in St. Aldhelm's Churchyard          Home Guards 1940-1944





The Church of St. John

Parish Register Transcripts

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms - None
Marriages 1896-1997
Burials - None


Crime and Legal Matters

Quarrelsome Neighbours 1889



School Treat to Longleat 1884


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871

Census Returns Transcripts

1841   1851   1861   1871   1881   1891   1901   1911

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818

Family Notices

Life Events Extracts from Parish Magazine 1901          Life Events Extracts from Parish Magazine 1902

Inquest Reports    

Male Infant of John Trollope 1884     


Knight Compositions 1628 


Probate Index 1707

Parishioners Wills

William Edwards proved 1715





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